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CEDIA 2010 Electronic Lifestyles Winner: Starr Systems Design

Monday, April 18, 2011

April 18, 2011

A number of Runco dealers were recognized with CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles® awards for their remarkable integrated home installations in 2010. Among the winners was Starr Systems Design, which received a Silver award for Integrated Home Level III: $280,000 - $375,000 Technical Design, as well as a Bronze award for Integrated Home Level IV: $410,000 - $503,000 Level IV Technical Design.

For more information and to view photos of these award winning installations by Starr Systems, visit CEDIA.net or StarrSystems.net.

Dealers looking to submit their installations for CEDIA's 2011 Electronic Lifestyles Awards can do so by visiting: CEDIA.net/awards/.

 

Living Room 3D

Monday, April 04, 2011

April 4, 2011

By Jennifer Davis

stereographoscopeSo, just when we think we have embarked on a new era, a world with 3D entertainment in the home, we are reminded that everything new is old. This parlor stereographoscope (say THAT 3 times fast!) was one of the first living room 3D displays. Put your stereo pair photography on the piano-music-style stand and viola!

This brief article, from AAA's Via Magazine, claims that hundreds of millions of 3D photographs were in circulation. We long for the day that we can say the same about 3D Blu-Rays and broadcasts so that homeowners could enjoy them on their 3Dimension™ 3D projector!

This and other artifacts are on display at the 3D Center of Art and Photography in Portland, Oregon, just a few miles from our offices here at Runco.

 

Everyone is Thinking in Curves

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

By Jennifer Davis

Copenhagen D-73dRunco's dedication to developing the finest home theater solutions doesn't stop at quality and performance. We spend extensive time researching the latest trends in architecture and design, as well as the contributions of avant-garde designers and luxury retailers to develop products that match the eclectic and custom style of our customers. It is through this process that we developed Runco's Copenhagen™ industrial design, which features beautiful curves and a sleek, elegant chassis that is a nod to some of the most impressive modern and traditional architecture developed today.

One Jackson Square

An example of this unique and curvaceous architecture can be seen with One Jackson Square in Manhattan New York. Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates transformed this former surface parking lot into an AIA Honor Award-winning building that Kelly Minner of ArchDaily.com best describes as, "undulating bands of glass” that create a “ribbon-like series of convexities and concavities along the street wall."

One Jackson Square's modern and sustainable architecture was also featured in a number of publications including the New York Times, Modern Luxury, Avenue Magazine, Greenopia, The Architects Newspaper, Robb Report, The New York Post, Elite Traveler, and many others. Every single one of the building's 35 residences needs a Signature Cinema SC-50d, the 3Dimension D-73d, or a QuantumColor Q-1500d in Runco’s new Copenhagen industrial design that mirrors the wave-like curves of this architectural masterpiece (click the “Vision” or “Residences: Photo Gallery” links to see more pictures).

Getty Museum

Once you look for curves in architecture and design you start to see them everywhere. This is a photo I took at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. The Getty Center sits on a hilltop in the Santa Monica Mountains and architect Richard Meier took his inspirations from the surrounding view of the Pacific Ocean, the nearby San Gabriel Mountains and the vast street-grid of the city to highlight both nature and culture in his design of the complex.

As we continue to research the most artistic and compelling designs for our products, we encourage you to keep an eye out in your own community for stunning examples of modern and traditional designs that inspire you and to send us your comments on how we can continue to deliver quality solutions that are geared to your custom home theater needs.

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